Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Support Red Bag Day on February 18

Red Bag Day: Red for Red Figures in Women’s Handbags!
February 18, 2010
This day, established in 1988, draws national and international attention to the wage disparity between women and men and women of colour. The red bag theme symbolizes how far women are "in the red" with their pay! Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW) NZ are leading this awareness raising activity, also supported by unions and the Pay Equity Coalition.

Plan of Action – All Areas
Wear a red shirt/skirt/shorts and/or bring your red bag
Bring $5 to purchase one of the Equal Pay red bags produced by the BPW
Go to where BPW are meeting in each centre or where the action begins
Assist with the action and/or selling of red bags
Distribute the Info Sheet produced by BPW and/or other groups
Send out your media release

Wear a red shirt/skirt/shorts/shoes and/or bring your red bag
Bring $5 to purchase one of the Equal Pay red bags produced by the BPW
Encourage all your colleagues to join in – for just one hour!

12.00 midday Assemble at Tertiary Education Union, 8th floor, Education House, 178-182 Willis St and buy red bags ($5)
12.05 Leave Education House – walk down Willis St, Lambton Quay to Midland Park; single file along outside edge of footpath, displaying red bags prominently. Bags can also be sold as we walk along. Marshal – Sheryl Cadman
12.25 Others to assemble at Midland Park
12.30 Leave Midland Park, walk to Parliament
12.45 Assemble in Parliament grounds
Invitation to Ministers of Women’s Affairs and Labour to accept a ‘Red Bag’
(Other MP’s will have been delivered a red bag)
Angela McLeod (BPW, Chair of PE Coalition) to present bags and say a few well chosen words. Other speakers include Sue Moroney, Catherine Delahunty.
1.15pm Finish


Julie said...

Thanks for blogging on this Anne, sounds great!

Does anyone know where I can find a list of the place BPW will be selling the bags?

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